I promise nothing

23 October 2017 19:19
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Okay, so… I’m not promising anything, here, but the bunnies for today, my day off, have been tugging me back to my Tenipuri Nationals re-write. And I think I know why I stalled so hard on this one. It was trying too hard to keep the relatively decent parts of Nationals canon. Which, to be honest, /don’t fit/ after you’ve fixed all the howling moments of WTF.  So, now I’m doing another editing sweep to refamiliarize myself which what I actually did, and contemplating the possibility of, um, Seigaku losing. I mean, everything else I could fit in reasonably well! But let’s face it, Konomi did not make a good narrative case for Seigaku being able to actually win against Rikkai, not with Yukimura at even half-strength. *frowns at the story* If they do win, the momentum to that point nearly demands that it be, essentially, by luck. Which is fine, but /that/ demands a follow-up, and oh god I don’t know if I’m up to re-writing the Invitational arc. 

Eh, for now, let’s just look at the next bit. Which is Atobe’s arc! And Atobe is /always/ fun to write, especially when he gets into it with Sanada. 

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Horror october #23

23 October 2017 19:36
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Both Sweden and Denmark have their embarrassing 1950s horror movies - Terror In The Midnight Sun and Reptilicus, respectively - so I figured I'd watch the Finnish equivalent.

Except The White Reindeer is actually kind of good? Set in 19th century (I think?) Lapland among the Sami reindeerherders, where a young woman sacrifices a reindeer to the Old Gods to keep her husband... except then she starts turning into a white reindeer that lures men to their death instead. Yes, it's a werereindeer movie!

So it's a bit hokey, but it's got great imagery, shot and plotted almost like a silent movie (well, Finns don't talk much) and the lead actress pulls off a great performance as the movie builds to a really effective climax. Also, I'll always have time for movies that scratch at an ostensibly Christian world to reveal a barely forgotten pagan myth underneath (see also: The Wicker Man, Pumpkinhead, Virgin Spring, Shadow of the Raven, etc).

leathermouth by Zaki-mizer (SFW)

23 October 2017 12:43
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Fandom: Bandom (LeATHERMOUTH)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Digital art

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: Deviant Art

Why this piece is awesome: LeATHERMOUTH, aside from being one of the gazillion bands Frank is involved in, is somewhat notorious for having a casual yet v. dark aesthetic. I mean, the promo photos are something else.

Zaki-mizer certainly tips a hat to Frank's look (white t-shirt and pants) while also managing to capture the vibrancy and aggression that makes up a LM experience. Although we don't see Frank's face, it's easy to figure out that he's giving it his all, even to the point of be covered with neon pink blood. It might look like a simple piece, but, the longer you study it, the more it seems to come to live.

Link: leathermouth

Last chance to get your bids in

23 October 2017 14:23
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Bidding at [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico closes today (thanks to [personal profile] sholio for the heads-up).
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 We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring a message from a fellow Dreamwidth Buffy comm.

[personal profile] yourlibrarian
Are thoughts of Halloween creeping up on you? It means Classic Recs is coming too!

Next week at midnight GMT on October 28 (6 PM EST in the U.S. on Oct 27) we’ll be holding our 11th annual Halloween celebration through all the time zones until midnight November 1. This means five days for you to bring your all-time favorite recs of fics, vids, graphics, anything and everything fandom has produced in all the Whedon fandoms! All time periods before 2017 are eligible for posting and, as always, crossover content is A-OK, so get those lists ready! 

We also want to alert anyone already familiar with us that following the movement of many people to Dreamwidth, either primarily or exclusively, we are encouraging posts to the [community profile] buffyversetop5 account here. So we hope to see names old and new here soon! Let us know if you have any questions.


Let's join in the rec party! Now we can all make lists of our 5 favorite Somethings from Seasonal Spuffy - or even  from other places - and share them on Dreamwidth! Yay! See you there this weekend. :)

Happy Birthday!

22 October 2017 19:51
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Happy birthday to [personal profile] elisi! I think I'm a little late, but blame it on traveling. I hope you have a wonderful day, and I wish you an even better year to come!
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Ha ha it has been ONE MILLION YEARS since I posted links to any of my fic. So here's a bunch, and I'm eschewing the AO3 share format because it takes up too much space for so many fics. In chronological order:

As Moves the Glacier - Frostbite, Keaton/Victoria, 100 words. A sensation-play drabble, mostly for the purposes of getting the tag canonized.

Desert Flower - hockey RPF, Fleury, 100 words. A melancholy drabble (BUT NOT AS SAD AS FLOWER'S CONCUSSION ;__________;).

A Good Yarn is Hard to Find - hockey RPF, Granlund/Koivu, 1100 words. A very silly fic about Finns and sweaters that I wrote as a gift for fandomgiftbox.

As Lucky as Lucky Can Be - hockey RPF, Olli/Geno with background Sid/Geno, 4900 words. This is the sequel/companion piece to my Sid/Geno exchange fic from earlier this year. Someone mentioned they'd like to see more of Olli and Geno, and it just so happened I had already written several scenes from Olli's POV in order to kind of figure out where he was at. Somehow in September those scenes magically turned into a complete fic in the space of about three days. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I got to write Geno from a totally new perspective, because I've always paired him with other guys from the core before; I got to write Olli (<3); and I also got to show how Olli has no idea of most of what was going on in the original fic and doesn't care. Just dating Geno is quite enough for him to handle. :) :) :)

you touch my wires - hockey RPF, Olli/Tanger, 2400 words. A cyborg AU! This was for the flash exchange that happened last month. I'd been wanting to write this pairing, and then downjune mentioned she liked robot AUs, and suddenly it all came together. What two better guys than these two to angst about their bodies not performing as designed? :\

i feel love - Riverdale, Josie/Cheryl, 1500 words. Fake dating! This was for femslashex, and my recip described the relationship between these two as being almost political, which I found extremely inspiring. In the course of writing this fic I realized how freaking awesome Valerie is and how much I loved writing her.

Horror october #22

22 October 2017 21:13
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Justine, a shy 16-year-old girl raised as a vegetarian, goes off to veterinarian school to join the family business. But the school turns out to be a den of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll where the hazing of the new students is brutal and includes, among other things, eating a raw rabbit's kidney. "It's just food poisoning", says the nurse when she starts feeling strange. But that doesn't explain why she suddenly can't stop thinking about meat. Raw meat. And animals just don't seem to be enough...

Raw got quite a buzz when it showed on festivals last year; reports of people fainting, throwing up, walking out in disgust. And yes, it is - like many a French movie in recent years - exceptionally bloody at points. I don't want to say exceptionally violent, but at the same time I do, because even though there are relatively few scenes of actual acts of violence, the whole plot of Justine trying to adapt to a brand-new world and brand-new desires feels psychologically violent, there are no safe places anywhere including her own mind anymore. And at the same time I love that it doesn't play it for the usual horror beats; both the photo and the plot play out more as a regular, if disturbing, coming-of-age story about sex, family and friendship, where the protagonist just happens to crave human flesh. Not for everyone, but I kinda loved it.

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Politico: Young subscribers flock to old media

What's particularly fascinating is the way in which it's directly correlated with people wanting to support news organizations as a way to resist Trump:

“The big boost we saw in subscriptions in the U.S.,” Newman said, “is driven by people on the left and younger people are more likely to be on the left. That is really a lot of what’s driving it: young people who don’t like Trump who subscribe to news organizations that they see as being a bulwark against him.”

Keep up the good work!

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22 October 2017 08:38
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Fannish people with money, [community profile] fandomlovespuertorico currently has a lot of bargains and very few bidders.

Horror october #21

21 October 2017 22:31
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Rewatch: 10 Cloverfield Lane is still one of my favourite movies of recent years. There's a couple of reasons for this, and for why I think it's one of the most relevant horror movies recently, no less so after the discussions of the past few weeks, but since this is one of those movies where you really want to be unspoiled the first time I'm going to put it under a cut.

Spoilers! )



I also watched the first two episodes of Slasher, which... nah. Nicely done and everything, but it feels way too much like a regular 96-minute slasher movie, albeit a good one, stretched to a whole television season. But it's impressive what the Canadians manage to get away with putting on television screens in terms of gore.
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which I have been hiding from for nearly a year owing to its close temporal (and partially causal) association with my major mood dip at the start of the year.

Because I am in no way MASSIVELY AVOIDANT or anything, no why would you think that.

I will accept praise and validation.
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Fandom: Person of Interest
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Reese/Finch
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: b/w digital drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] kimilog's art tag
Why this piece is awesome: Kimilog often throws us right into the middle of a scene with her Reese/Finch pieces, an unfinished moment, captured while the events are unfolding. In this case, it's a Reese/Finch kiss on a couch (in the library? at a safe house?), the papers Harold was working on still in the process of tumbling to the floor.
Link: Reese/Finch

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

21 October 2017 03:09
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"School Hard" banners, icon and video by [personal profile] double_dutchess.

Don't forget ! [community profile] buffyversetop5 starts the 28th.

Hypable podcast talks Two to Go & Grave .

Redemptioncast podcast talks Orpheus & Players.

CBR previews Season Eleven, Issue No. Twelve .

Horror october #20

20 October 2017 23:26
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Another real classic: A Page Of Madness is unique in that it's one of very few Japanese silent movies to survive. It's also creepy as fuck. Between the nightmarish imagery, the complete lack of intertitles, and large bits of it supposedly missing, I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but then neither is anyone else, apparently. It's set in a mental institution, drifting in and out of the delusions and memories of the patients while apparently telling the story of a family where the father is the custodian of the place and the mother is an inmate. It's got scenery straight out of German expressionism and insane, jittery jump cuts to rival The Man With A Movie Camera. I have no idea what's going on, but 91 years on, it's still... well, creepy as fuck.

Horror october #19

19 October 2017 23:38
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Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl, whose name is Adele, moves to small town to help care for her agoraphobic aunt who won't leave her room, befriends and then falls for local girl Beth who suggests she shouldn't spend her life locked inside an old mansion taking care of a relative she doesn't even like, and so she starts to neglect her duties and skimp on the shopping and medicine for the ungrateful old bag...

Very short at 76 minutes, especially since the ending comes very abruptly and I'm not sure it works. But up until then it's got a really nice gothic mood, washed-out New England winter and smelly shuttered rooms, lots of little details that makes me want to rewatch and look for clues, and a growing sense of unease and unreliability that seems to be going somewhere really good until it... doesn't. A pity. 15 more minutes and this could have been really neat.

Midwestern neon blues

19 October 2017 17:28
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Posted by Jan Hewitt

US midwesterner and noise merchant EMA, returns with Exile In The Outer Ring, an album of haunting anthems for the Trump era. Jan Hewitt is so enchanted by its sonic blend of noise pop and melody that she heads straight down to EMA’s London show


Opal by Tuyoki (SFW)

19 October 2017 08:40
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Fandom: Steven Universe
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Opal
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Tuyoki on DeviantArt

Why this piece is awesome: I love the use of light and shadow in this, as well as Opal's expression of fierce concentration.

Link: Opal

Horror october #18

19 October 2017 12:54
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(Somewhat belated due to AWESOME Nick Cave concert yesterday)

Another classic: Sleepaway Camp is one of those movies I have to rewatch regularly, because it's just so fucking weird. I'm still not sure if it's in a good way or a bad way.

I'm pretty sure you couldn't make this movie today, which is probably a good thing. The actual young teens (star Felissa Rose was 14) playing actual young teens in not-very-appropriate situations, the camp staff who openly lust after their charges without anyone raising an eyebrow, the wild overacting, the queerness that's so overt that everyone missed it in 1983, THAT twist at the end ... And at the same time, the twist works (maybe just once, but that one time it's brilliant), the kills are inventive, and the sheer oddness of it does create a pretty disturbing atmosphere.

There are a couple of sequels which actually aren't half-bad, starring Bruce Springsteen's little sister if you'll believe that. But the original ... it's something else entirely.

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As Time Goes By

 
It's raining index posts! \o/[personal profile] slaymesoftly has harvested links to everything that was posted during the spring round. If you missed some of the round and meant to go through everything after the index post arrived, *this is your lucky month*.

And a fantastic round it was! As befits the theme, we had an especially rich variation of settings. Enjoy. :)

Please let me know if something of yours is in the wrong place or even disappeared during my struggle with DW formatting. If your WIP has new chapters elsewhere that I haven't linked to, feel free to message me or leave a comment here, so I can add the extra links.

WIPs and NC-17 entries are marked in the list.

Fic Arranged by Season

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Aquaman by Razzah (almost SFW)

19 October 2017 06:06
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Fandom: Aquaman/DCU
Characters: Aquaman
Content Notes/Warnings: bare pecs and a delicious happy trail, so use your judgement about where to open it!
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: Razzah on DA
Why this piece is awesome: Almost all the Aquaman art I'll be reccing is from after the current Momoa incarnation came out, but some, like this, date from the casting announcement before we got to see what costume DC were planning. I like the various fusions of old Aquaman details with the artists' imaginations that result, and this is a good example. It's also as hot as hell - wait for the pic to load then click through for the close up - it's worth it! (Those eyes, the pecs, the hairy belly, ulp). 
Link: Aquaman

Deer Eyes by Tcustodisart (SFW)

18 October 2017 12:46
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Fandom: Bandom (My Chemical Romance and Electric Century)

Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mikey Way

Content Notes/Warnings: N/A

Medium: Digital art

Artist on DW/LJ: N/A

Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] tcustodisart

Why this piece is awesome: Because [tumblr.com profile] tcustodisart is THE artist to check out if you're a fan of Mikeyway. Their site is filled to the brims with Mikeyway throughout the MCR eras and beyond.

Deer Eyes is a good example of how well this artist can depict Mikeyway's occasionally haunting yet always sharp gaze. Surrounded by darker hues, your eyes can't help but focus on this Mikeyway: a little awkward and a little friendly. If anything, the doodle style enhances the overall vibe.

Link: Deer Eyes

More Links Than A Bag Of Sausages

18 October 2017 03:05
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Chapter Ten of Divided Destiny by [personal profile] elisi.

Chapter Fourteen of New Beginnings by [personal profile] forsaken2003.

Tinyfences podcast talks Same Time, Same Place .

Don't forget! . [community profile] buffyversetop5 starts on October 28.

Don't forget, Giles's Halloween Fanfic Extravaganza is just two weeks away on the October 31st!!

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